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Juneteenth Day in Eau Claire County!

Post Date:05/31/2016 10:53 AM

- PROCLAIMING SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016 AS “JUNETEENTH DAY” -

WHEREAS, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation, the document which ended slavery in the United States; and

WHEREAS, June 19, 1865 is recorded in history as the date when word of the Emancipation brought freedom to the last remaining slaves in the country; and

WHEREAS, this important event in the United States has now grown into a global celebration which encourages self-development and appreciation for all races and cultures; and

WHEREAS, many area organizations and community members have organized a celebration at Carson Park in Eau Claire on Sunday, June 19, to heighten awareness of this important observance and to provide an opportunity for all people of our community to get together and share in a day of food and fun in an atmosphere of respect and inclusion; and

WHEREAS, this celebration marks the 16th annual Juneteenth celebration in the City of Eau Claire;

NOW, THEREFORE, THE EAU CLAIRE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS hereby proclaims Sunday, June 19, 2016, as

“Juneteenth Day”

in the City of Eau Claire and encourages all county residents to join in recognizing this day of unity, freedom and opportunity, and to honor the diversity of all racial and ethnic groups in our community.

This year's Juneteenth Celebration is on Sunday, June 19, 2016  beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Pine Pavilion at Carson Park.
Free food, music and fun!
Hope to see you there!


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